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Indira Gandhi International Airport
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IATA: DELICAO: VIDP
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL)
Serves Delhi/NCR
Location South West Delhi, Delhi, India
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 777 ft / 237 m
Coordinates 28°34′07″N 077°06′44″E / 28.56861°N 77.11222°E / 28.56861; 77.11222Coordinates: 28°34′07″N 077°06′44″E / 28.56861°N 77.11222°E / 28.56861; 77.11222
Website www.newdelhiairport.in
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DEL is located in India airports
DEL
DEL
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,810 12,500 Asphalt
09/27 2,813 9,229 Asphalt
11/29 4,430 14,534 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passenger movements 39,752,819(Increase7.80%)
Aircraft movements 300,450
Cargo tonnage 679,841
Source: AAI,[1][2]

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA: DELICAO: VIDP) serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. The airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres (2,066 ha),[3] is situated in Palam, 15 km (9.3 mi) south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km (9.9 mi) from New Delhi city centre.[4][5] Named after Indira Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport in India.[6] With the commencement of operations at Terminal 3 in 2010, it became India's and South Asia's largest aviation hub, with a current capacity of handling more than 62 million passengers. The planned expansion program will increase the airport's capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030.[7] In 2013, the airport was the 32th busiest in the world with 36.7 million passengers handled, registering a 7% growth in traffic over the previous year.

The airport was operated by the Indian Air Force before its management was transferred to the Airports Authority of India.[8] In May 2006, the management of the airport was passed over to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a consortium led by the GMR Group.[9] In September 2008, the airport inaugurated a 4,430 m (14,530 ft) runway. The Terminal 3 building, which commenced operations in 2010, has a capacity to handle 34 million passengers annually.[10] Terminal 3 is the world's 8th largest passenger terminal.[5] The airport uses an advanced system called Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) to help keep takeoffs and landings timely and predictable.[11]

In 2010, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was conferred the fourth best airport award in the world in the 15–25 million category, and Best Improved Airport in the Asia-Pacific Region by Airports Council International.[12] After getting ranked 2nd best Airport in the world in years 2012, 2013, and 2014, IGIA got ranked Best airport in the world in the 25–40 million passengers category for 2015, by Airports Council International.[13][14]

History[edit]

Safdarjung Airport was built in 1930 and was the main airport for Delhi until 1962.[3] Due to increasing passenger traffic at Safdarjung, civilian operations were moved to Palam Airport (later renamed to IGIA) in 1962.[3] Palam Airport had been built during World War II as RAF Station Palam and after the British left, it served as an Air Force Station for the Indian Air Force.

Palam Airport had a peak capacity of around 1,300 passengers per hour.[3] Owing to an increase in air traffic in the 1970s, an additional terminal with nearly four times the area of the old Palam terminal was constructed. With the inauguration of a new international terminal (Terminal 2), on 2 May 1986, the airport was renamed as Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).[3]

Public private partnership[edit]

On 31 January 2006, the aviation minister Praful Patel announced that the empowered Group of Ministers have agreed to sell the management-rights of Delhi Airport to the DIAL consortium and the Mumbai airport to the GVK Group.[15]

On 2 May 2006, the management of Delhi and Mumbai airports were handed over to the private consortia.[16]

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is a consortium of the GMR Group (54%), Fraport (10%) and Malaysia Airports (10%),[17][17] and the Airports Authority of India retains a 26% stake.[18]

Statistics[edit]

The old domestic airport (Palam) is known as Terminal 1 and handles domestic flights for all budget airlines. The terminal is divided into three separate buildings – 1A (dedicated terminal for state-run Air India, no longer used), 1B (used by all private commercial airlines, now closed and demolished), the Domestic Arrival Terminal 1C and the newly constructed departure terminal 1D (now used by all domestic low-cost airlines (GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet). There is also a separate Technical Area for VVIP passengers. Additionally, there is a separate terminal for Hajj flights.

Significant growth in Indian aviation industry led to a major increase in passenger traffic. The capacity of Terminal 1 is estimated to be 7.15 million passengers per annum (mppa). Actual throughput for 2005/06 was an estimated 10.4 million passengers. Including the now-closed international terminal (Terminal 2), the airport had a total capacity of 12.5 million passengers per year, whereas the total passenger traffic in 2006/07 was 16.5 million passengers per year[19] In 2008, total passenger count at the airport reached 23.97 million.

Runways[edit]

Delhi Airport has three near-parallel runways: runway 11/29, 4,430 m × 60 m (14,530 ft × 200 ft) with CAT IIIB instrument landing system (ILS) on both sides, runway 10/28, 3,810 m × 46 m (12,500 ft × 151 ft), and an auxiliary runway 09/27, 2,813 m × 45 m (9,229 ft × 148 ft). Runway 10/28 and runway 11/29 are the only two in South Asia to have been equipped with the CAT III-B ILS. In the winter of 2005 there were a record number of disruptions at Delhi airport due to fog/smog. Since then some domestic airlines have trained their pilots to operate under CAT-II conditions of a minimum 350 m (1,150 ft) visibility. On 31 March 2006, IGI became the first Indian airport to operate two runways simultaneously following a test run involving a SpiceJet plane landing on runway 28 and a Jet Airways plane taking off from runway 27 at the same time.

The initially proposed method of simultaneous takeoffs caused several near misses over the west side of the airport where the centrelines of runways 10/28 and 9/27 intersect. The runway use method was changed to segregate dependent mode from 25 December 2007, which was a few days after the deciding near miss involving an Airbus A330-200 of Qatar Airways and an Indigo A320 aircraft. The new method involved use of runway 28 for all departures and runway 27 for all arrivals. This method which was more streamlined was followed full-time till 24 September 2008.

On 21 August 2008, the airport inaugurated its 3rd runway 11/29 costing INR10 billion[20] and 4,430 m (14,534 ft) long. The runway has one of the world's longest paved threshold displacements of 1,460 m (4,790 ft). This, in turn decreases the available landing length on runway 29 to 2,970 m (9,744 ft). The purpose of this large threshold displacement is primarily to reduce noise generated by landing aircraft over nearby localities. The runway increases the airport's capacity to handle 85 flights from the previous 54–60 flights per hour. The new runway was opened for commercial operations on 25 September 2008. At present runways 11/29 and 10/28 operate in mixed mode where all low cost carrier and cargo aircraft use 10/28 and the rest use runway 11/29, runway 09/27 used as a taxiway and put in use as a runway only during unavailability of 11/29 or 10/28. Runway 11/29 is the main international airline landing and departing runway. Runway 10/28 as the main domestic airline landing and departing runway.

Trials for simultaneous use of all the runways is expected to start on 6 June 2012. To reduce the stress on the airport's main runway 10/28 during peak hours, all three runways will be operated simultaneously.[21]

Terminals[edit]

Air side of the Terminal 1D
Inside View of Terminal 1D

IGI Airport is home to several Indian airlines including Air India, Air India Regional, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, GoAir and Vistara. Almost all Indian airlines use IGI Airport as their primary or secondary hub. Approximately 80 airlines serve this airport. At present there are two active scheduled passenger terminals, a dedicated Hajj terminal and a cargo terminal.

Terminal 1 – domestic-(low cost)[edit]

Terminal 1 facilities are currently used by GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet and are split into two areas, Terminal 1D for departures and Terminal 1C for arrivals.

Terminal 1C

Terminal 1C is used only for domestic arrivals. The terminal has acquired a new greeting area with expanded space, and a bigger luggage reclaim area.

Terminal 1D

Terminal 1D is newly built domestic departure terminal with a total floor space of 35,000 m2 (380,000 sq ft) that has the capacity to handle 10 million passengers per year. Terminal 1D commenced operations on 15 April 2009. It has 72 Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) enabled check-in counters, 16 self check-in counters, 16 security channels.

Terminal 3 – domestic and international[edit]

External video
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Check-in area of the Terminal-3 of Delhi Airport
The Sun God sculpture, T3 Area
Directions to the gates
Travelators at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

Opened in 2010, Terminal 3, a state-of-the-art and integrated terminal, is the 24th largest building in the world[5] and 8th largest passenger terminal. It occupies an area of 502,000 m2 (5,400,000 sq ft), with a capacity to handle 34 million passengers annually.[10]

Designed by HOK working in consultation with Mott MacDonald,[22] the new Terminal 3 is a two-tier building spread over an area of 20 acres (8.1 ha), with the lower floor being the arrivals area, and the upper floor being a departures area. This terminal has 168 check-in counters, 78 aerobridges at 48 contact stands, 54 parking bays, 95 immigration counters, 15 X-ray screening areas, for less waiting times, duty-free shops, and other features.[23][24] This new terminal was timed to be completed for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Delhi, and is connected to Delhi by an eight-lane motorway (National Highway 8), and the Delhi Metro. The terminal was officially inaugurated on 3 July 2010, and there were nine flights to test the operational readiness of the new terminal and its ground handling capabilities. All international airlines shifted their operations to the new terminal in late July 2010, and all full service domestic carriers mid November onwards. The arrival area is equipped with 14 baggage carousels.

T3 has India's first automated parking management and guidance system in a multi level car park, which comprises 7 levels and a capacity of 4,300 cars.

Terminal 3 forms the first phase of the airport expansion which tentatively includes the construction of additional passenger & cargo terminals (Terminal 4, 5 & 6).

Domestic full-service airlines operate from the Terminal 3 (T3). Air India, the national carrier started its domestic operations from T3 on 11 November 2010. Two other airlines, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines (now defunct), moved their domestic operations to the new terminal on 14 November 2010. The recently launched Tata & Singapore Airlines airline joint-venture Vistara also operates from Terminal 3. Terminal 1D is used exclusively by low-cost carrier airlines: GoAir, Indigo and SpiceJet.[25]

Hajj terminal[edit]

Upon the annual Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj specified flights move to this separate terminal to prevent disruption of other passengers who are travelling to other areas of the globe. A separate area has been made for Hajj to cater to the abundance of additional travellers during this season, and to accommodate them with enough provided space. It has a 10 million passengers per year capacity. It is used approximately two months starting from the second month after the Eid al-Fitr every year, for 2011 it was started from 28 September 2011 onwards. Plans are underway to use the building for the remaining 10 months of the year as well.

Unused terminal facilities[edit]

Terminal 1A

Terminal 1A was built in the early 1990s to cater to Indian Airlines domestic flights only. It had to be refurbished after a fire gutted the interiors. DIAL, the owner of the airport, has significantly upgraded this terminal. It now sports a new look with modern washrooms and facilities, however will be torn down on the completion of newer terminals which are expected to finish construction in the coming years. It was formerly used by Air India Regional until it moved to the new Terminal 3 on 11 November 2010. It is closed and now its domestic flights have been shifted to terminal 1D.

Terminal 2

Opened on 1 May 1986, at a cost of INR950 million,.[3] The terminal is currently out of commission.

Planned terminals[edit]

Terminals 4, 5 and 6

Terminals 4, 5 and 6 will be built at a later stage, which will be triggered by growth in traffic, and once completed, all international flights will move to these three new terminals, while Terminal 3 will then solely be used for handling domestic air traffic. A new cargo handling building is also planned. According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), these new terminals will increase the airport's annual passenger volume capacity to 100 million.[24]

Cargo terminal[edit]

The cargo terminal is managed by Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd. and handles all cargo operations. The airport received an award in 2007 for its excellent and organised cargo handling system. It is located at a distance of about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the main terminal T3.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air India, the countries flag-carrier is the biggest Airlines with its base in Delhi IGI Airport
IndiGo India's largest domestic carrier use Delhi Airport as its hub
Jet Airways India's largest full service carrier use Delhi Airport as its secondary hub after Mumbai's CSIA being main hub aircraft at the remote parking areas of IGI Airport
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 G-VSSH at Delhi IGI Airport (February 2013)
Vistara Airbus A320-232 at Delhi Airport
SpiceJet Boeing 737-800
Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 737-340 with its old livery
Druk Air Airbus A319 A5-RGG at Indira Gandhi Airport
Etihad Boeing 767
Saudia Airbus A300
Flight taking off from T3 terminal

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 3
Air Arabia Sharjah 3
Air Astana Almaty 3
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson (resumes 3 November 2015)[26] 3
Air China Beijing-Capital 3
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 3
Air India Abu Dhabi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Birmingham, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chicago–O'Hare, Coimbatore, Dammam, Dhaka, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jeddah, Jodhpur, Kabul, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Leh, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Muscat, Nagpur, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Srinagar, Surat, Sydney, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Tokyo-Narita, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam 3
Air India Regional Agartala, Aizawl, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Dharmasala, Dibrugarh, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Pantnagar[27] 3
Air Mauritius Mauritius 3
All Nippon Airways Tokyo-Narita 3
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kandahar 3
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon 3
Austrian Airlines Vienna (resumes 1 April 2015) 3
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna (ends 31 March 2015) 3
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka 3
British Airways London-Heathrow 3
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 3
China Airlines Rome-Fiumicino, Taipei-Taoyuan 3
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong 3
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou 3
Druk Air Paro 3
Emirates Dubai-International 3
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa 3
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi 3
Finnair Helsinki 3
flydubai Dubai-International[28] 3
GoAir Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Guwahati, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar 1D
Gulf Air Bahrain 3
IndiGo Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Muscat, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam 1D
IndiGo Dubai-International, Kathmandu 3
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basra 3
Jagson Airlines Chandigarh, Dharamsala, Kullu, Pantnagar, Shimla 1D
Japan Airlines Tokyo-Narita 3
Jet Airways Abu Dhabi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bhopal, Brussels, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai-International, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Singapore, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Toronto-Pearson, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam 3
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Kathmandu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar, Vadodara 3
Kam Air Kabul, Kandahar 3
KLM Amsterdam 3
Kuwait Airways Kuwait 3
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich 3
Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 3
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur 3
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur[29] 3
Nepal Airlines Kathmandu[30] 3
Oman Air Muscat 3
Pakistan International Airlines Karachi, Lahore 3
Pegasus Asia Bishkek[31] 3
Qatar Airways Doha 3
Safi Airways Kabul 3
Saudia Dammam, Riyadh, Medina 3
Singapore Airlines Singapore 3
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Surat, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam 1D
SpiceJet Dubai-International, Kabul, Kathmandu 3
SriLankan Airlines Colombo 3
Swiss International Airlines Zürich 3
Tajik Air
operated by East Air
Dushanbe 3
Tashi Air Kathmandu, Paro (both begins 16 September 2015)[32] 3
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 3
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 3
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo[33] 3
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 3
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat 3
United Airlines Newark 3
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent 3
Virgin Atlantic Airways London-Heathrow 3
Vistara Ahmedabad, Bagdogra (begins 2 April 2015),[34] Goa, Guwahati (begins 2 April 2015),[35] Hyderabad,[36] Mumbai 3

Cargo[edit]

Blue Dart Aviation is biggest domestic cargo Airlines
Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747 400
Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11F at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport
Airlines Destinations
AeroLogic Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hahn, Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle, Sharjah, Singapore
Blue Dart Aviation Ahmadabad, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Patna
Cathay Pacific Cargo Bangalore, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation
operated by Air Hong Kong
Hong Kong
DHL Aviation
operated by DHL Air UK
East Midlands, London-Heathrow
DHL Aviation
operated by European Air Transport Leipzig
Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle
DHL Aviation
operated by SNAS/DHL
Bahrain, Dubai-International
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi, Shanghai-Pudong[37]
EVA Air Cargo Brussels, Frankfurt, Taipei-Taoyuan[38]
FedEx Express Chengdu, Dubai-International, Guangzhou, Memphis
Kalitta Air Amsterdam, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Liege, Sharjah
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Krasnoyarsk
Thai Airways Cargo Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt
Singapore Airlines Cargo Singapore
TNT Airways Dubai-International, Liege
Turkish Airlines Cargo Hong Kong, Istanbul-Atatürk, Tashkent
Uni-Top Airlines Wuhan
Uzbekistan Airways Cargo Tashkent
Yanda Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi

Ground transportation[edit]

Delhi Airport Express Train
Delhi Gurgaon Expressway

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway station is Palam railway station which is 18 km from New Delhi railway station. Several passenger trains runs regularly between these stations.

Metro[edit]

The airport is served by the Delhi Airport Metro Express train line. The 22.7 km (14.1 mi) line runs from the Airport metro station located at Terminal 3 to the New Delhi metro station railway station with trains running every 15 minutes.[39]

Indian Railways[edit]

The closest Indian Railways station is Shahabad Mohammadpur (SMDP).[40] Also within distance is Palam Railway Station (PM)[41]

Road[edit]

The airport is connected by the 8-lane Delhi Gurgaon Expressway. Air conditioned low-floor buses operated by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) regularly run between the airport and the city. Metered taxis are also available from the terminal to all areas of Delhi.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 14 June 1972, Japan Airlines Flight 471 crashed outside of Palam Airport, killing 82 of 87 occupants; ten of eleven crew members and 72 of 76 passengers died, as did three people on the ground.[43]
  • 31 May 1973, Indian Airlines Flight 440 crashed while on approach to Palam Airport, killing 48 of the 65 passengers and crew on board.
  • On 7 May 1990, an Air India Boeing 747 flying on the London-Delhi-Mumbai route and carrying 215 people (195 passengers and 20 crew) touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport after a flight from London Heathrow Airport. On application of reverse thrust, a failure of the no. 1 engine pylon to wing attachment caused this engine to tilt nose down. Hot exhaust gases caused a fire on the left wing. There were no fatalities but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and written off.[44]

See also[edit]

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